Living in the desert means dry skin during the winter months. It’s really difficult to stay hydrated, and a lot of the times I’m stuck feeling super itchy. Since we have made the move over to natural products I haven’t found a moisturizer that really helps to calm my skin, so I decided to measures into my own hands! I combined hydrating oils with skin-softening oatmeal and made a soothing lavender oat sugar scrub.
What I really love about this scrub is how therapeutic it is on so many levels. There is sugar which helps to exfoliate, super hydrating oils, and oatmeal which helps to alleviate any irritation! Then, of course, we have lavender since we are on the theme of calming. The ground lavender buds are totally optional but they do add some spa-like qualities (yes please!). After one use I did see an improvement in my itch factor. I now use this scrub 2-3 times a week to help keep my skin glowing during these crazy dry winter months. I’m so excited to share this DIY with you, let’s get to it!
Ingredients for soothing lavender oat sugar scrub:
- 1 cup steel cut oats (blended)
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon sweet almond oil
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil (softened)
- 1 Tablespoon dried lavender buds
- Lavender essential oil
- Mortar and pestle or a spice grinder
Step one: Add the steel cut oats to a blender or food processor and pulse until the oats have a powder-like texture.
Step two: Grind the lavender buds into a powder using the mortar and pestle.
Step three: Combine the flowers, oats, sugar, and oils together in a bowl.
Step four: Store in an airtight jar or contain
I hope you love this lavender oat sugar scrub! It’s a great winter hack for itchy skin relief to keep up your sleeves! Don’t forget to tag your makes on Instagram #makingismybliss.